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Entebbe Road landlords abandon houses due to floods

By Samuel Balagadde

Added 8th May 2017 03:27 PM

Some residents decided to sell off their homes and land to developers while others who resisted are facing it rough with water surrounding their homes and with depreciated value for those who are currently giving them offer.

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Some residents decided to sell off their homes and land to developers while others who resisted are facing it rough with water surrounding their homes and with depreciated value for those who are currently giving them offer.

Entebbe Road   residents   abandon  their residential  homes   as  floods   continue cover  the area  due  to narrowed   drainage   channels  and  continued  dumping soils in area  wetlands.

Fresh developers in   Lufuka water lodged area between Namasuba and Zana along Kampala Entebbe highway have squeezed existing landlords by dumping soils to raise foundation of the structures leaving   drainage water with no exit.

Some residents   decided to sell  off their homes and land to developers  while others  who resisted   are  facing  it rough with  water  surrounding  their  homes and with  depreciated  value  for those  who are  currently giving them offer.

Ssalongo Musoke  chairman the   Lufuka-Bunamwaya  zone  in Makindye Municipality in Wakiso District  said blockage  of area  major   drainage  channels  is  still  a challenge  and  soon  Entebbe  Road is  to experience  overflow of water.

 



He however said some area residents who were persistently inconvenienced by floods during rainy seasons   were   offered  good  money  based  on the  current  market  rate  for  Entebbe Road   but the few  who are  still  hesitant  to sell  are the ones  facing problems.

 

Nippon,  the   contracted  company   for term  maintenance for Kampala –Entebbe Road   by Uganda  National Roads Authority  (UNRA) said blockage   of  channels  by some  developers  is  antagonizing  smooth  flow of water  which in the end ends up  in roads  and  peoples  residents.

 

Moses  Lumala    Nippon managing  director   he  had  already   notified   UNRA  engineers  about the  problem  which  is  danger  as  Lufuka  is  a colleting centre  for  draining  water  from  as  far Nyanama , Najjankankubi, Ndejje , Zana  among  other surrounding  areas and require  clear drainage  channels.

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